The Hinds County Board of Supervisors have made some progress towards receiving money to help fund the construction of a major roadway from Byram to Clinton.
The proposed project is called the "Byram-Clinton Corridor Project." It would be an 18 mile stretch of roadway connecting Byram to Clinton. The roadway would go from the Siwell Road exit off of I-55 in Byram to the Norrell Road interchange at I-20 in Clinton.
The Hinds County Board of Supervisors unanimously voted in favor of a resolution asking the state legislature for general obligation bonds to fund the roadway. Board Supervisor Peggy Hobson Calhoun originally wanted to include a $50 million value in the resolution. However, Supervisors Robert Graham and Board President George Smith were not comfortable with adding a dollar amount. They say they want to know exactly how the money for the project would be used.
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